In the final discussion Rasmussen received a question from the audience if he has "any doubt that Shakespeare is Shakespeare" (s.also Blog ->25, Blog ->102). Beside his "categorical" immediate answer "NONE" , he gave a few further comments, a) that it is an elitist argument b) that he does not care who the person is c) that attention to the authorship deflects attention from the work and d) and that in 5 year old kids you already hear the voice of their sceptic parents.
As long as you do not get a more differentiated answer from academic experts there seems to be no hope, to get a more differentiated approach to "not asked or answered" questions, for example to Rasmussen's statement: "Without the first folio Shakespeare wouldn't be the established author!" ?? Why is this the case? Rasmussen didn't give an explanation to this significant but strange situation!